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IBPS RRB 2018 Syllabus and Exam Pattern: Prelims & Mains

Jun 12, 2018 10:30 IST
IBPS RRB 2018 Syllabus and Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern and Syllabus for IBPS RRB 2018 Officers Scale - I (or IBPS RRB PO) and Office Assistant (or IBPS RRB Clerk) posts is available here. This year, 10000+ vacancies will be filled through IBPS RRB Recruitment 2018.

Candidates who are planning to appear for IBPS RRB 2018 recruitment exam must go through the latest IBPS RRB Syllabus 2018 and its Exam Pattern for effective preparation.

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Important Dates: IBPS RRB 2018 Recruitment (Prelims, Mains and Interview)

IBPS RRB Office Assistant (also known as IBPS RRB Clerk): Exam Pattern 2018

IBPS RRB Office Assistant: Syllabus 2018

IBPS RRB Officer - Scale I (also known as IBPS RRB PO): Exam Pattern 2018

IBPS RRB Officer - Scale I: Syllabus 2018

IBPS RRB 2018 Recruitment: Important Dates:

Post

Exam

Date

Office Assistant

Prelims

19.08.2018, 25.08.2018 and 01.09.2018

Office Assistant

Mains

07.10.2018

Officer Scale I

Prelims

11.08.2018, 12.08.2018 and 18.08.2018

Officers Scale I, II & III

Mains

30.09.2018

Officers Scale I, II & III

Interview

November

There will be no interview for office assistant post and there will be no preliminary exam for Officer Scale-II & III posts.

For complete details about all the important dates, eligibility criteria, educational qualification and experience, how to apply, etc., please refer this article.

IBPS RRB Office Assistant (or IBPS RRB Clerk) Exam Pattern 2018:

IBPS RRB 2018 Office Assistant (or IBPS RRB Clerk 2018) exam will be conducted in 2 phases:

• Preliminary Exam

• Main Exam

There will be no interview for this post.

Exam Pattern for Preliminary Exam of IBPS RRB Office Assistant (or IBPS RRB Clerk)

It’s a computer-based exam in which 80 objective questions (40 from reasoning section and 40 from numerical ability section) are asked. Candidates get 45 minutes to attempt all the questions.

Name of Tests (Medium of Exam )

No. of Questions (Max. Marks)

Duration

Reasoning (English/Hindi)

40 (40)

Composite time of 45 Minutes

Numerical Ability (English/Hindi)

40 (40)

Total

80 Questions (80 Marks)

 

IBPS RRB 2018 Main Exam (objective)

It will be a computer-based exam in which 200 objective questions will be asked. Candidates will get 2 hours to attempt all the questions.

Name of Tests (Medium of Exam)

No. of Questions (Max. Marks)

Duration

Reasoning (English/Hindi)

40 (50)

Composite time of 2 Hours

Numerical Ability (English/Hindi)

40 (50)

General Awareness (English/Hindi)

40 (40)

Computer Knowledge (English/Hindi)

40 (20)

(a)# English Language (English)

40 (40)

(b)# Hindi Language (Hindi)

40 (40)

Total

200 Questions (200 Marks)

 

# Candidates can opt either (a) or (b).

IBPS RRB Office Assistant Syllabus 2018 (or IBPS RRB Clerk Syllabus 2018)

Reasoning:

Odd man out  

Analogy

Syllogism   

Coding-Decoding

Blood Relation

Alphabet Test

Series Test

Number

Ranking and Time

Causes and Effects

Direction Sense Test

Sitting Arrangements

Decision Making

Statement and Assumption

Figure Series

Assertion and Reason

Statement and Conclusion

Word Formation

Numerical Ability:

Number System  

HCF and LCM

Decimal Fraction

Profit and Loss

Simple Interest

Compound Interest

Time and Work

Time and Distance

Averages

Simplification

Partnership     

Percentages

Ratio and Proportion

Averages

Case Studies  

Charts and Graphs

Permutation and Combination (Generally not asked in clerk level exams)

Probability (Generally not asked in clerk level exams)

English Language:

Spotting Errors

Commonly Misspelled Words

Jumbled Words

Phrase Substitution

Fill in the Blanks

Jumbled up sentences

Idioms and Phrases

Cloze Tests

Comprehension

One word Substitution

Hindi Language:

Vyakaran

Spoting Errors

Paragraph Based Questions

Vilom & Paryayvachi shabd

Computer Knowledge:

Computer Fundamentals

Basic Abbreviations

Software & Hardware Fundamentals 

Shortcut Keys

Networking

Basic Knowledge of Internet

MS Office      

History and Future of Computers

Database   

Security Tools

Virus, Hacking, Trojans

General Awareness

Countries and Currencies

Current Affairs

Largest in India and world

Latest Topics in News in Financial World Monetary Policy

Budget and Economic Survey

Overview of Banking and Banking Reforms in India

Bank Accounts of Special Individuals

Organisations Deposits Credit

Loans       

Non Performing Assets 

Risk Management

BASEL      

ACCORDS

IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I Exam Pattern (or IBPS RRB PO 2018 Exam Pattern)

IBPS RRB 2018 Office Assistant Exam (IBPS RRB Clerk 2018) will be conducted in 3 phases:

• Preliminary Exam

• Mains Exam

• Interview

Exam Pattern for IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I: Prelims

In prelim exam, candidates need to solve 80 questions in 45 minutes. This will be a computer based test.

Name of Tests (Medium of Exam )

No. of Questions (Max. Marks)

Duration

Reasoning (English/Hindi)

40 (40)

Composite time of 45 Minutes

Quantitative Aptitude (English/Hindi)

40 (40)

Total

80 Questions (80 Marks)

 

Exam Pattern for IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I: Main

In main exam, candidates need to solve 200 questions in two hours.

Name of Tests (Medium of Exam)

No. of Questions (Max. Marks)

Duration

Reasoning (English/Hindi)

40 (50)

Composite time of 2 Hours

Quantitative Aptitude (English/Hindi)

40 (50)

General Awareness (English/Hindi)

40 (40)

Computer Knowledge (English/Hindi)

40 (20)

(a)# English Language (English)

40 (40)

(b)# Hindi Language (Hindi)

40 (40)

Total

200 Questions (200 Marks)

 

# Candidates can opt either (a) or (b).

Exam Pattern for IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I: Interview

There is specific pattern for the interview. In the interview, generally, questions from current affairs and general banking are asked. However, there are some important things that candidates should know about IBPS RRB Interview.

• The total marks allotted for Interview are 100. The minimum qualifying marks / scores in interview for Officers will not be less than 40% (35% for SC / ST/OBC/PWD candidates).

• The relative weightage (ratio) of CWE and interview will be 80:20 respectively for the Officers cadre.

• The combined final score of candidates shall be arrived at on the basis of scores obtained by the candidates in the Online Main Examination for the post of Officers Scale I.

IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I Syllabus (or IBPS RRB PO 2018 Syllabus)

Most of the topics given in the IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I syllabus are similar to the syllabus of IBPS RRB Office Assistant.

However, the difficulty level of questions asked in IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I is quite high.

The important topics from which questions have been frequently asked in IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I exams are given below:

Reasoning:

Alphabet

Alphanumeric Series

Analogy

Blood Relation

Classification

Coding-decoding

Seating arrangement (Circular seating arrangement, Floor based seating arrangement, Square seating arrangement)

Syllogism

Time and Sequence Test

Statements and Assumptions

Statements and Arguments

Statements and Conclusion

Cause and Effect

Course of Action

Data Sufficiency

Puzzle

Inequalities

Input - Output

Quantitative Aptitude

Tabular Graph

Line Graph

Pie Chart

Bar Graph

Mixed Graph

Data Sufficiency

Probability

Permutation and Combination

Number system

Approximation

HCF and LCM of Numbers

Problems based on age

Percentages

Ratio and proportion

Average

Mixture and Allegations

Time and Work

Pipe and Cistern

Speed, Distance and time

Partnership

Simple and Compound Interest

Permutation and Combination

Profit, Loss and Discount

Mensuration

English Language:

Reading Comprehension (including questions on antonym and synonyms)

Fill in the blanks

Error Spotting

Cloze Test

Para Jumbles

Sentence Improvement

Word Association

Verbal Ability

Vocabulary

Grammar

Hindi Language:

Paragraph Based Questions

Spotting Errors

Vyakaran

Vilom & Paryayvachi shabd

Computer Knowledge:

History and Future of Computers

Fundamentals of Computer

Basic Abbreviations Related to Computers

Software & Hardware Fundamentals 

Shortcut Keys

Basic Knowledge of Internet

Networking

MS Office    

History of Computers

Database  

Security Tools

Virus, Hacking, Trojans etc.

General Awareness:

Country and capital

Airports and ports in India

Tallest and biggest in India and the world

First in the world as well as in India

Indian constitution

Culture of India

Abbreviations and Economic terminologies

Important Government Schemes

Important National and International days

Sports

Awards and Honors

Latest Events etc.

Currency of countries etc

Banking in India

Banking terminology

Bank headquarters

Slogans of banks

Regulatory bodies in India

Main function of RBI etc

Overview of Indian Financial System

History of Indian banking system

Fiscal and monetary policy

Work and responsibilities of National financial institutions like – RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC (Financial Stability and Development Council) etc

International organizations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UNO, SWIFT (The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication), IBA, United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU), Bank Board Bureau (BBB)  Bank for International Settlements (BIS) etc.

Important:

Penalty for Wrong Answers (applicable to all – Preliminary, Main and Single Level Examinations)

• There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Exams.

• For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate (1/4) or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score.

• If a question is left blank, i.e. zero or no answer is marked by the candidate; there will be no penalty for that question.

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